Auckland HEMS not bailing out!

The team at Auckland HEMS were somewhat surprised to see this story in the media on Monday:

Flying doctors struggle to find funding

Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Karekare

Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Karekare

The Auckland HEMS project was originally a two year pilot conducted between Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust and Auckland District Health Board. Recently a proposal has been signed off to continue the project for another 3 years.

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has released a press statement following the story above:

Auckland HEMS project secure

Dr Chris Denny, Medical Director of Auckland HEMS and Emergency Medicine Specialist, has the following to say: Click HERE

The report referenced in the TVNZ clip regarding rotary wing medical services in New South Wales is HERE

What do you think is the best staffing model for helicopter emergency medical systems? Feel free to contribute to the discussion using the comments section below.


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